As a critical mass of companies and organizations embrace some form of a hybrid work environment, many customers are looking for the best technology to build or maintain their competitive position. That's why I'm pleased to announce the latest Surface Hub innovations to help customers thrive in this new "boundaryless" workspace -- from new Microsoft Teams features and a new Edge browser experience to improved management and admin capabilities.
Microsoft Teams Rooms on Surface Hub
Available now via the Windows Insider Program: The new Microsoft Teams Rooms on Surface Hub experience, designed to enable boundaryless collaboration on a device purpose-built for teams to meet and co-create, wherever they work.
By signing up for the Windows Insider program, you will get early access to the new Teams experiences on Surface Hub. While these features are coming to customers later, you can sign up for the Insider program today and experience these new features before anyone else.
To sign up for Windows Insider:
- Go to insider.windows.com and register with your Microsoft account or work account.
- Once you've registered, sign in to the Settings app on Surface Hub and select Update and Security. On the left pane, choose Windows Insider Program and sign in using the account you registered with.
- Choose the Dev channel and restart your device. You should see the new Windows Insider builds offered to you in the Update and Security feature of the Settings app.
- If you don't see updates, select Check for updates. Your updates will appear and begin installing.
For a sneak peek of these new experiences, check out this video:
This next generation of Teams on Surface Hub has been redesigned to bring your favorite features from the desktop and Microsoft Teams Rooms into the meeting space. With a new meeting stage, a robust set of meeting controls, and popular features including Together Mode scenes, background noise suppression, chat bubbles, and live reactions, Teams Rooms on Surface Hub enriches collaboration for the hybrid workplace. You can easily access your Microsoft 365 files and confidently present using features like PowerPoint Live in Teams, letting you see slides, notes, and your audience all in one view.
Simply put, Teams is evolving to provide more "presence" so instead of just looking at a wall of faces, you can create personal spaces like a dining room table or a coffee shop.
This public preview will be available starting next week via the Windows Insider Program for Surface Hub, and we will add exciting features like Coordinated Meeting and Proximity based meeting joins over the course of the preview.
If you’re not already familiar with the Windows Insider program, when the public preview concludes later this year, these features will become available to all Surface Hubs. For terms and conditions, refer to the Microsoft Windows Insider Program Agreement.
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New Microsoft Edge experience on Surface Hub
With the Surface Hub Windows 10 Team 2020 Update, we provided a way for our customers to experience the new Microsoft Edge on Surface Hub. Also coming with this Insiders update, we’re making the new Microsoft Edge the default browser. on Surface Hub. With this, you can now experience the same desktop Microsoft Edge Chromium browser that our customers love on the Surface Hub.
IT management of Surface Hub
Later this year we will also integrate Surface Hub into the Microsoft Teams Rooms managed service and into Microsoft Teams Admin Center to make it even simpler to deploy and manage your devices on scale.
Productivity in the hybrid workplace
Building Surface Hub 85"
When we set out to build our our biggest Surface device ever, we could no longer rely on side by side, in person processes. To learn how we approached this challenge of retooling our processes for the remote and hybrid environment, check out the latest episode of Beneath the Surface.